Please be nice to your aides. - page 3
by IlliniHelper, ADN, RN | 6,033 Views | 30 Comments
I have just finished my clinicals as a CNA, I am a PLT as well. I decided to stop for now and work as a Medical Assistant, a sort of "short cut" at my age of 40. I hold a 4.0 GPA and have 45 college credits, I can do wound care... Read More
- 3Feb 25, '13 by Lil'mama, ADN, RNWow you are assuming a lot in your posts and down right insulting. You could have worded your complaint in a much better way that didn't include putting down people that worked hard for a degree.
I and many of my coworkers value techs and treat them with respect because we are on the same team. I've worked in LTC and took an aide assignment when we were short and I'm not the only nurse that has. I'm sorry you had bad experiences with nurses but you sound like the bitter hens you so despise.
- 6Feb 25, '13 by Mommy&RNAs a hospital employee, I do not work for the doctors, they can make a complaint to management, but they can not issue a formal reprimand.
My expensive piece of paper makes me solely responsible for my actions. If you mess up as a MA, the doctor will take the fall. If an RN or LPN screws up, the patient can sue the nurse.
You seems to believe you know more about NURSING than you actually do. Seems some education would be beneficial for you before you start spewing misinformation.
I usually do not make many responses. Your condescending attitude is unbecoming, especially since you quite obviously lack the knowledge regarding the roles of healthcare providers.
I'm going to call troll at this point just trying to stir the pot with uneducated babble.
- 5Feb 25, '13 by LadyFree28Quote from anotherone^well said...Nice post after going to work today...which includes wiping butts, pt teaching, resourcing, giving meds, pushing meds, curcluating during a central line insertion, collaborating and the like, being part of a TEAM...what I have always done, since I started out as a CNA at 19, and 13 years later, LPN to BSN.Don't judge who often IS a drug seeker, but yet here you are judging. We alll judge. some are just more open about it..........You clearly have no idea what you are talking about with regards to licensure and nursing. NURSES DO NOT WORK under an MD/DO license. You don't need a piece of paper to handle emergencies. ok then next time someone needs intubation or a chest tube go at it... after all, all the md has is a piece of paper or two on you...... same with nurses and our scope of practice. Not my fault I am at a higer salary since nearly half your age and chose not to have children. I think someone is trolling, but people DO THINK stuff like this lol.
There are a FEW aides I love to work with. Most to all of those are pre med or nursing students. They are very smart and UNDERSTAND that nurses do more than what it seems. The amount i Have to chart to LEGALLY protect myself and also keep pt safe is more than most non nurses or doctors can imagine. Seriously. The easiest part of my job is wiping butts and changing diapers. Should I let my septic pt continue to deteroriate, or ignore the blood sugar of 34 because , god forbid, i ask an aide to help change that pt.
I sometimes say, " while i give this pt IV meds , can you please do this?" Why should I even have to say it? With the aides that are good at their job they know that I run my butt doing things . so when i need help, help me and don't resent the fact that i make 3 times what you make for it.... I am not a lazy nurse , too good to wipe butts, or feed pts etc. ....( a nurse and some aides are smart enough to know that you must prioritize and delegate. I can do EVERYTHING you can do , but you can not legally nor are you ACCOUNTABLE to do everything i MUST do ).
I will get vitals, change pts, bathe pts, that are not my assignment to help some of the aides. Yes, there are lazy nurses but in my expereince I have seen more lazy aides.... because, I think, of less accountability..... some people just have a poor work ethic, i don't have to have worked sicne 1991 ( way too young for that!!!!!!) to know it!
I'm all for team work, however ALL disciplines have lazyitis, a foreign body in their shoulder, on top of several mental health issues that have sometimes have NOTHING to do with the purpose of what we do, which is take care and empower people's health holistically.
Pretty much people have well said responses to your rant. If you enjoy your job, your position, congratulations, glad you do.
I like my price of paper that is based on the nursing model too....I love being a nurse and the freedom to practice under a scope that continues to expand, and be part of a trusted profession.
- 3Feb 25, '13 by Nascar nurse, ASN, RNQuote from MorganalefeySee the little yellow triangle in the bottom left corner of every post....just press that button and it takes you right to the spot to report problem people. Best way to ditch a troll poster.I didn't. I didn't know you could do that, LOL.
I got this one.
- 8Feb 25, '13 by KelRN215, BSN, RNQuote from IlliniHelperDoes anyone else find this statement odd? CNA clinicals do not qualify one to become employed as a medical assistant.I have just finished my clinicals as a CNA, I am a PLT as well. I decided to stop for now and work as a Medical Assistant, a sort of "short cut" at my age of 40.
Quote from IlliniHelperHere, OP is describing the role of a CNA as what s/he can do and then says "but I never plan to work as one." NEWSFLASH- Nurses do CNA work- every.single.day. Not everywhere has CNAs and places that do often do not have CNAs assigned to every patient.I hold a 4.0 GPA and have 45 college credits, I can do wound care and test blood glucose, I can also bathe, feed and the hands on care that many RNs, and LVNs feel they are too good to do anymore. I can do stress tests, breathing test, strep, cultures and then take them to the lab and test them. I wipe away the tears of the elderly that cry for you and that many ignore. So if you are not one of these hellish nurses who have forgetten to check themselves at the door, please be nice. The aides are the ones who the family respects and often loves. I never plan to work as a CNA because I would have to put many haughty "nurses"in their place and would end up fired more often than not.
I dont claim to be superior, because I dont view any of you as superior. It matters not in this profession how well you are loved, but how well you love and tolerate others.
And how ironic to say "it matters not in this profession how well you are loved, but how well you love and tolerate others" in a post on a NURSING message board that berates nurses. Love and tolerance much?
Quote from IlliniHelperI earn every penny I make. My degree (BSN) is much more than a piece of paper. I work neither in a nursing home nor a hospital. And a nursing home is in no way "the easy way out." I worked in a hospital for the first 5 years of my career and I am quite sure that nursing home work is as hard if not harder than what I did.Many of you dont deserve the wages you reap. I am sorry, but a slip a paper doesnt warrant the exhorbinate wages you get. The ones who deserve that wage are the nurses in hosiptals. The ones in nursing homes simply do not. Sorry, you just dont. You took the easy way out.
And, FTR, I DO NOT nor do other nurses work under an MD's license. I have my own license granted by the Board of Registration in NURSING of my state. I am solely responsible for my own practice. I have never once worked "under" an MD. In every job I've ever had, my boss has been a nurse. In my current job, there is not one doctor employed by the agency- we are completely nurse driven/nurse run.
It might help to educate yourself a little about what nursing is before you come on a nursing board to bash us.